BAPTISM CAME AFTER FILLING OF THE HOLY SPIRIT: Acts 10:44-4 7
SPIRITUAL CIRCUMCISION (MADE WITHOUT HANDS): Col. 2:9-13
BAPTISM NOT NECESSARY FOR SALVATION
(Sign of a Good Conscience toward God): 1 Pet. 3:21
(John 3 - We are born from above; water is from beneath.
FOUR IDENTIFYING WORDS:
-Identification: with Christ, death, burial, resurrection
-Regeneration: symbolic of our cleansing
-Participation: Rom. 6; we should walk with Him
-Confession (shows that a confession of sins was made): Acts. 2:38
-Testimony: Lets others know that you are not ashamed of Christ.
Refer also to section dealing with Baptismal Regeneration.